Technical standards, regulations and conformity assessment procedures contribute to efficient markets and serve legitimate public policy goals, but can also have an important, and sometimes detrimental influence on market access and export opportunities for businesses.
This note has been prepared in order to provide an explanation and summary of the changes that will take effect on 1 September 2011 to the premium-related rules of the Arrangement.
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Using key principles and provisions of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) as a yardstick for analysis, this paper examines whether and how eight major regional integration agreements in Sub-Saharan Africa address TBT.
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Conclusions and recommendations from a major OECD study in response to the financial and economic crisis that started in 2008.
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Members have updated their responses to the 2006 Survey on measures taken to combat bribery in officially supported export credits.
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Trade can contribute on a sustained basis to productivity growth, quality job creation and increased consumer choice.
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Trade in intermediate goods and services brings economic benefits but barriers can produce plant closures and job losses.
The OECD Factbook is the best-selling, innovative title from the OECD. It provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators, presenting them clearly and concisely, and in a range of user-friendly formats.
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Members have updated their responses to the 2007 Survey on the environment and officially supported export credits - Part 01.
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Members have updated their responses to the 2007 Survey on the environment and officially supported export credits - Part 02.